It was 1992 and print was still alive and well with most people relying on monthly magazines for their gaming info. As a result, a joke about a secret Street Fighter character called Sheng Long spread world wide. 25 years later, it’s time we poured one out for all those tortured souls who went looking for him in vain.
Today is April 1. Every year we forget it exists, until March comes to an end and every brand on the planet prepares to remind you for twenty four hours straight just how difficult it is to be truly funny. Here’s a roundup of the mostly best (and worst) April Fool’s gags for 2017.
April 1. For some, a day of shenanigans. For most, a day of clenched teeth and tested nerves. To sort the former from the latter, here’s a roundup of the best (and worst) April Fool’s gags for 2016.
Today is April 1st. Know what that means? Internet hijinks everywhere online, including in Japan.
Yes, yes, April Fool’s Day is over. So over! But please, allow this one last gag: Avengers-inspired shaving from Gillette.
Ah, April 1. It’s a day where loads of things on the internet will make you groan, cry and smack your face to your palm. Other things, though, might actually give you a chuckle. Let’s take a look at some of the best (and worst) of these extremes.
"The Love is in the Air quest 'Crushing the Crown' has been renamed 'Crushing the Candy'. Bring it." Oh how I adore you, annual fake World of Warcraft patch notes.
It's April 1st on the Internet, which means a non-stop barrage of goofs, gags, and pranks. Some are funny; others are... misguided. We're rounding them up for you right here.
UPDATE (5:41pm): EA COO Peter Moore has apologized for Frostbite's comments, calling them "unacceptable/stupid" on Twitter this afternoon.
In South Korea, you shouldn't trust everything you read online today. Nor should you trust everything you see in the classroom.
Today is April 1st. Be wary! There are some pranks and tricks online that you might fall for. Some of them are not very good. But some of them are. Let's have a look.
It's getting tiresome, we know, and aside from a gifted minority most "gags" are an annoyance (at best), but so long as people still think April 1 is a green light for them to try and be funny, other people will read websites expecting news and items of interest and instead see lies.
Today, game website IGN showed the launch trailer for the iPlay. It's poised as Apple's effort at video game hardware. And it's totally made up.
Never trust anything you read on the internet, and that goes doubly today. It's April Fools' Day, and we're rounding up the very best and very worst of what the gaming industry thinks is funny.
Good morning, Kotaku. It's April 1. April Fools Day. A day when the internet becomes a wasteland of bad jokes and annoying fake news. So wherever you tread today, be cautious. And if it's any consolation, we won't be trying to trick you. Seriously.
Shinji Mikami, the video game creator behind games like Resident Evil, God Hand and Vanquish, is finally getting his own action figure, now available for pre-order at the web site of Tango Gameworks, the developer's new studio. Featuring "real shaving action," 256 points of articulation and alternate zombie heads, it…
Did you survive? Starting right now, it's April 2nd KT (Kotaku Time). Thank goodness! Hopefully the internet can get back to, you know, "normal" — or close to it. Next up, an imaginary bunny carrying a basket of eggs!
Oh dear. It's now April 1, making this officially the worst day of the year for all things internet. Over the next 24 hours things might get a little rough. But it's OK. We can get through this. Together.
It's still March 31 by the official Kotaku calendar, but it's April Fools' Day in Japan, something you should take into consideration while watching Sega's new trailer for Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown, its latest fighting game update.